A bipartisan Senate bill will tap the expertise of the Institute of Cannabis Research at CSU Pueblo to develop marijuana tracking technology for the state. SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert and Sen. Leroy Garcia with Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Yeulin Willett, was introduced Jan. 10. “The intent of this […]
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Emerald Fields opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the former home of Wild Ginger Thai on Manitou Avenue, becoming the second recreational marijuana dispensary to open in Manitou Springs. A small crew worked on final flourishes to the building's newly painted exterior while more than 20 employees welcomed a gradual...
(Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about marijuana use in Colorado.)  One of the first things to consider when evaluating public health impacts is how widespread or prevalent a health issue is. Marijuana use has always been on the radar in terms of health and...
National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Colorado is on the cutting edge of the insurance world as we continue to push the boundaries in the medical marijuana arena. The advent of recreational marijuana has changed the insurance landscape dramatically. Small medical dispensaries are being replaced by larger operations that require more complex insurance needs. What was once a simple insurance policy […]
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Tuesday’s vote means millions of people in California, Massachussetts and Nevada just boarded the retail marijuana train, apparently leaving Colorado Springs stuck at the station. Will Colorado Springs join them and become 420-friendly any time soon? Or will the city become even more of an outlier, an island of prohibition...
Emerald Fields, a recreational marijuana dispensary in Glendale near Denver, plans to open its second location in Manitou Springs by the end of this month. The company will be El Paso County’s second retail pot shop when it opens the store on Manitou Avenue — just down the road from Maggie’s Farm, which became the […]
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More than 20 years ago, traveling from New Hampshire to California, Jason Wells stopped in Denver to visit a friend. As is the story for many transplants to Colorado, Wells fell in love with the state, the weather, the people, and says he’s “still visiting.” He earned his bachelor’s degree, law degree and a master […]
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The argument regarding retail marijuana rages on in Colorado Springs, fueled most recently by an economic study paid for by cannabis advocacy group, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, which showed tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue would be generated in the city if recreational marijuana sales were allowed. The...
Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved three new ordinances Tuesday that are aimed at more tightly regulating the local medical marijuana industry and the businesses that comprise it. The trio of resolutions (No. 17-848, No. 17-850 and No. 17-00018) came before council during its regular session at City Hall and...
  The Colorado Springs medical marijuana task force will present its recommended restrictions for zoning and home grows to City Council on March 21 — and the task force plans one more meeting March 14 to discuss further changes to the city’s medical marijuana regulations. After the initial presentation, City Council...